I love baths. My idea of a perfect evening is soaking in a bath with some amazing smelling products, listening to my Spotify playlist, and reading magazine or a good book. As I was (sadly) polishing off my bag of Stumptown Coffee, I remembered this coffee scrub DIY. I saved my used coffee grounds over the course of day or two and revised a recipe to create my own Stumptown Scrub.
For this, you will need:
*It's important to note that if you choose to use grounds that have already been used to make coffee, the scrub will not keep well. You can make enough for one or two uses, but it will get gross if you keep it beyond that. I learned the hard way! If you want to make a bigger batch, use unused coffee grounds.
In a large mixing bowl, I worked the coconut oil, brown sugar, and coffee grounds together until they were completely mixed. If your coconut oil is liquid, this will be a quicker process, but either way, it doesn't take much time at all. Mix in vanilla extract, if desired. I did this just for the aroma but even without it, the mix smells great.
This scrub is especially nice because the granules are exfoliating and the oil adds a great deal of moisture. You won't need to moisturize after using this, which is nice. It is gentle enough to use on your face, too. Since it is a physical exfoliant, it does not contain micro-beads. Many people believe micro-beads are harmful to the water supply, as they can pass through filtration systems. The scrub made me wish I had made this in the winter when I wanted to itch my skin off! It's a great little present for the coffee and/or bath lover in your life.
Many people who love these exfoliating scrubs state that they are great for reducing and preventing cellulite. The caffeine in the coffee beans tightens and provides antioxidants to the skin. Over time, and used religiously, it can really diminish cellulite!
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